image houghton w_british fresh-water fishes_v1_1879_plate 11
Image number: RS.13507
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Azurine, Dobule and Rudd

Date

1879

Creator

Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893, British), Engraver

After

A. F. Lydon (1836-1917, British), Draughtsman

Object type

Library reference

RCN45159

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 270mm
width (page): 367mm

Subject

Biology
   > Natural history
Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ichthyology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > fish

Description

Zoological studies of three fishes: the Common rudd Scardinius erythrophthalmus and two others, referred to as the Azurine or Blue Roach and the Dobule Roach, both pseudo-species.

Plate 11 from the book British fresh-water fishes by W. Houghton, vol.1 (London, William Mackenzie, 1879).

The plate is inscribed below: ‘AZURINE. DOBULE. RUDD.’

The accompanying text states that: ‘it would appear that the Azurine…first described by Yarrell under the name of Leuciscus caerueus…is merely a variety of the Rudd.’
Houghton continues by saying that: ‘The Dobule Roach…is regarded by Gunther as a small Dace.’

William Houghton (1828-1895) British naturalist and clergyman, was a Fellow of the Linnean Society.

Associated place

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      > United Kingdom